My mission is for all my students to enjoy, understand, and play music independently for the rest of their lives. I foster creative and versatile musicians by focusing on excellent piano technique, reading skills, and music fundamentals. These are the tools that enable students to express their musical intentions and follow any musical path they choose.
All instruction is online through Fall 2020. Winter and Spring 2021 will be determined by safety guidelines.
Individual Piano Lessons
Piano lessons foster creativity and mastery through a "mostly classical" curriculum. We begin with method books and generously supplement with songs and activities based on the student's interests.
Students may also participate in a wide range of add-ons, such as the Certificate of Merit exams, community events, and Composing Club.
Interested families may sign up for a free interview + mini-lesson.
Piano Partners & Small Groups
Take piano lessons with a friend! Piano Partners & Small Groups (up to 3 people) is a hybrid of traditional private piano lessons and a group piano class. Two or three students learn side by side as well as in rotating stations. It's perfect for socially motivated students!
Sign up with a friend or request to be paired with another student. Interested families may sign up for a free interview + mini-lesson.
First Year Piano Group Class
Young beginners ages 5-7 often get more musical benefits (and have more fun!) in a lively small group setting. In First Year Piano Class, we PLAY — both songs and games — with the building blocks of music. Students learn basic rhythmic values, music symbols, and notation. With a focus on piano fundamentals and engaging pieces, we begin to play in ensemble. We improvise with musical patterns and compose with our new note-writing skills. Sessions are 12 weeks at a time, with the option to continue for a second session.
This year, First Year Piano is offered as a pre-recorded video series with personalized zoom check-ins.
Families have the option of meeting me in advance for a brief mini-lesson, or may sign up directly.